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How to Find a Private Carer? The best websites to use in 2021

May 10, 2021 James 0 Comments

There are lots of ways to find a private carer. In this article, we’ll cover all the methods, the pros and cons of each, and our top tips to help you write a job description and vet your carer. Why find a private carer? A private carer is different from traditional agency care in that

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How To Deal With Irrational Elderly Parents

February 18, 2021 James 0 Comments

Knowing how to deal with irrational elderly parents, isn’t something you’ll know instantly. It is also incredibly upsetting, to see those closest to you struggling so much. But with a calm and positive attitude, you’ll be able to keep from escalating the situation. How to handle an elderly parent’s bad behaviour Caring for an elderly

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Self Employed Carer Documents

February 3, 2021 James 0 Comments

When you are setting up as a self-employed paid carer, you need to ensure that you have certain documents, policies and procedures in place before you start working with clients. This is so that you can offer a safe and accountable service, as well as offering both protection and reassurance to your clients. The right

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Living With Elderly Parents And Providing Them Care

January 14, 2021 James 0 Comments

Living with elderly parents can be difficult. You have to ensure everyone is happy, including yourself, as well as making sure to provide the care your parents require. Below, we list a few things you should consider. You may also want to read our piece on delivering care as a family member for more information

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Solicitors Fees for a Deputyship Application – Advice and Guidance

December 4, 2020 James 0 Comments

Solicitors fees for a deputyship application are costly and the application itself time consuming. But sometimes a deputyship is the best thing for your loved one. If you are not yet at the point of needing to apply for a deputyship, we advised you ask your loved one to put a lasting power of attorney

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Different Types Of Dementia

November 25, 2020 James 0 Comments

Dementia is a broad term for many different types of dementia. With Alzheimer’s being the most common form of dementia, it’s probably the term you most generally hear. The NHS defines dementia as: Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. NHS Dementia Guide Dementia symptoms

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Elderly Exercise and Why it Matters – The Complete Guide

November 12, 2020 James 0 Comments

As we get older we’re told it’s important to keep exercising but just what does that mean and how should we be doing it? Elderly exercise is a complex subject and it’s not always clear what you should be doing to look after yourself or your loved one. In this guide, we’ll cover why you

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A comparison of carer shopping cards

November 5, 2020 James 0 Comments

When working with a private carer many people want to provide them with money to pay for expenses and pick up shopping but want to do that in a secure way. There are a number of companies offering solutions to the problem, via prepaid carer shopping cards, that your carer can use to purchase shopping.

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11 Movies About Care

October 29, 2020 James 0 Comments

Listed below are 11 movies that represent aspects of the care industry. Where some focus on the caregiver, others focus on the patients. From our favourites movies about dementia to movies about disabilities. The movies in our list may not all be realistic, but they each do a great job in representing their aspects of

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How to pay Tax as a self employed carer

October 8, 2020 James 0 Comments

Paying tax as a self-employed carer may seem like a huge burden, especially the first time you do it. Fortunately, Her Majesties Revenue and Customs (HMRC, the government body that collects tax) have put a huge amount of work into making it as easy as possible to pay your taxes correctly, first time, no matter

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